Chapter 8:- The Redoubt:- A private soldier of the 78th Fraser Highlanders with some of the kit he would have carried. Their language, dress and Highland weaponry set them apart from Wolfe's regular battalions and he used them whenever steadfast troops were required, whether it was at the Battle of Montmorency or in the front firing line on the Plains of Abraham.
Dramatic photographs from WW1 that show the carnage... and courage
Doomed? One of the most iconic images of the war shows soldiers of the Royal Irish Rifles waiting to join the offensive on the Somme on 1 July, 1916. There were 60,000 British casualties that day - almost 20,000 died. The battle continued until mid-November, but no other day produced such appalling losses